HOISINGTON - Participants in the 2016 Barton County Relay for Life breathed a sigh of relief Friday evening as each in their turn entered the cool, air conditioned Hoisington Activity Center. As they escaped the heat and humidity outside, energy that was lagging returned. Inside, they were met with a palpable sense of excitement that radiated from team members who had arrived early to set up food tables, team camps and activities for the night ahead.
Janice Walker, Great Bend, didn't realize that picking up a copy of "Older & Bolder" would lead her to a new public service project. But after she read about the Kansas Silver Haired Legislature, which advocates for senior citizens, she decided to learn more.
The Barton County Commission will talk about the county's "scammed funds" when it meets at 9 a.m. Monday, June 13, at the courthouse, 1400 Main. A scam led to $48,600 being wired across state lines on May 13, but within a week the county was notified that $34,360.70 had been collected and would be returned.
Todd Kaiser's resignation from his coaching positions and job as physical education instructor at Eisenhower Elementary School is on the agenda for Monday's Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education meeting. The board will meet at 5 p.m. at the District Education Center, 201 S. Patton Road.
HOISINGTON - Thursday morning, Great Bend, Hoisington and Ellinwood Chambers of Commerce held a joint coffee at the Hoisington Activity Center, leading up to an important announcement from the United Way of Central Kansas. The gathering was visited by representatives from both Senator Jerry Moran's and Senator Pat Roberts' offices, signaling the importance of the occasion.
The 2016 Make a Movement will take place Saturday at Brit Spaugh Park. It is a fundraiser for the Dell Hayden Memorial Child Advocacy Center for Abused Children, a program of the Family Crisis Center in Great Bend.